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Jon Bon Jovi ‘got away with murder’ in marriage, had ‘100 girls’

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Jon Bon Jovi has more to confess.

After making headlines for claiming he was no “saint” in his marriage to high school sweetheart Dorothea Hurley, the rock star admitted he “got away with murder.”

Bon Jovi, 62, spoke to Michael Strahan about his start in the music industry during ABC’s “Halfway There” special Monday, joking that he “wasn’t saying there wasn’t didn’t have 100 girls in (his) life” at the time.

Jon Bon Jovi “got away with murder” in his early days as a rock star. Getty Images
The rocker admitted to having had “100 girls” in his life. ABC
“My name is Jon Bon Jovi,” he joked. “It was pretty good.” Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

“I’m a rock ‘n’ roll star. I’m not a saint,” he said. “My name is Jon Bon Jovi. It was pretty good.

“But if you think I was ever going to endanger…anything to believe the narcissist in me was real?” What a stupid thing to do. What kind of excess does a man need to fuel that fire? It’s just not worth it.

The Grammy winner went on to praise Hurley, 61, for not being “afraid to call him out on something.”

He credited his wife Dorothea Hurley for not being “afraid to call him.” FilmMagic, Inc.
His comments follow claims that he was not a “saint” during their marriage. Getty Images

However, he added: “She is also there when I fall. And I’m there for her when she falls. No matter where I’ve been in my career, the highs or the lows, we’ve been there together.

The couple began dating in 1980, four years before the release of Bon Jovi’s self-titled debut album.

The duo briefly broke up in 1985 before reconciling and eloping to Las Vegas in 1989.

The Grammy winner also called marriage a daily “challenge.” Getty Images
The duo began dating in high school before Bon Jovi’s fame. Getty Images

Bon Jovi and the karate instructor share four children — Stephanie, 30, Jesse, 29, Jake, 21, and Romeo, 20 — with the third making headlines for his 2023 engagement to the “Stranger” star Things » Millie Bobby Brown.

While sharing marriage advice for the young couple with “Good Morning America” ​​viewers Thursday, the “Livin’ on a Prayer” singer said “every day is a challenge and a change.”

He encouraged Jake and Brown, 20, to focus on “growing together.”

They fled in 1989. Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images
The couple shares four children. David M. Bennett/Centrepoint

Bon Jovi’s documentary, “Thank You Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story,” began streaming on Hulu last week, with a screening in New York.

Notably, Hurley did not participate in the event.

The “You Give Love a Bad Name” crooner’s rep told Page Six that Hurley missed the screening due to a COVID-19 diagnosis but was “feeling good and has recovered.”




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